TECH SCENE

Britain remains Tech capital of Europe in 2018

LONDON: Britain's tech scene remains the most attractive and leads with record number of venture capital deals and exists than any...

Google building a $1 billion dollar campus in New York

NEW YORK: Google announced on Monday it will invest over $1 billion dollars in New York City in order to set up...

Top 5 British FinTech Startups

LONDON: The great city of London has been the traditional capital of finance and business for the world. More recently, it has also become...

Microsoft’s market value overtakes Apple

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) stock market value closed above Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) for the first time in eight years on Friday as the...

Cryptocurrency market crash of 2018

LONDON: This week has seen the most spectacular cryptocurrency market crash of 2018, with bitcoin price dropping to as low as $4,119.  In the start...

Bitcoin drops as Coinbase launches Bitcoin Cash

HONG KONG: Bitcoin prices plunged about 15 percent in Asian trade on Wednesday before recouping some of the losses. Bitcoin fell Tuesday after Coinbase, the...

Uber’s revenue hits $6.5 billion in 2016, still has large loss

Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc generated $6.5 billion in revenue last year and its gross bookings doubled to $20 billion, the company said on...

Abe, Merkel call for open markets

HANOVER: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a staunch joint defence of free trade Sunday, as the United States...

Brexit hits London jobs

LONDON: The number of jobs available in the British capital London has dropped by a quarter at a time when businesses are beginnging to...

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

Second bitcoin futures debut could lure volume to wild market

NEW YORK: Bitcoin investors expect futures volumes to perk up when CME Group Inc, the world’s largest derivatives exchange operator, launches its own contract...

AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

It's 2050 and the world revolves around you. From the contents of your fridge to room temperature -- digital assistants ensure your home runs smoothly....

Work on South Africa’s $72 billion nuclear plant to start in June

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's tender for the estimated 1 trillion-rand ($72 billion) expansion of its nuclear power plants will begin in June when state utility Eskom...

Intel buys Israeli tech car firm Mobileye for $15.3 billion

LONDON: The computing giant Intel has agreed to acquire Mobileye, Israeli car tech firm known for autonomous driving technology for $15.3 billion. The deal is reported to be the...

Elon Musk to solve Australia’s energy crisis

Australia's prime minister held talks with Elon Musk on Sunday after the US innovator offered to solve the energy crisis plaguing a southern region...

WikiLeaks exposes CIA hacking

LONDON: The CIA can turn your TV into a listening device, bypass popular encryption apps, and possibly control your car, according to a trove...

VENTURE CAPITAL

North and South Korea to reconnect through road and railways

SEOUL: The two Koreas on Wednesday launched a project to reconnect rail and road links severed since the 1950-53 Korean War, but...

Iran talking to Taliban on Afghanistan

NEW DELHI: Iran is talking with Taliban on Afghanistan's security situation with the knowledge of the Afghan government according to a senior...

Euro and yen draw investors as dollar becomes uncertain

LONDON: The euro and the Japanese yen gained in thin trading on Monday as concerns about a partial government shutdown in the...

The Queen calls for goodwill and respect in her Christmas message

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth will use her Christmas Day Broadcast to say that Christmas's message of peace and goodwill needs to be heeded...

Britain remains Tech capital of Europe in 2018

LONDON: Britain's tech scene remains the most attractive and leads with record number of venture capital deals and exists than any...

Pakistan to ease visa restrictions to attract tourism

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is considering issuing visas on arrival for 55 countries in a bid to revive the tourism industry in the country.

GADGETS

Top 10 Black Friday Deals

NEW YORK: Black Friday has turned into a weekend and deals are in full swing for Saturday. The sales are on and time is...

Wearable computing market grows as gadgets evolve: IDC

LONDON: The global market for "wearable" computing such as fitness trackers, smartwatches, and software-infused ear pieces is growing strong, according to figures release Thursday...

Air freshener gets smart with an app

LONDON: Home may be where the heart is, but it is most certainly where the nose is. After all, does anything say “home” quite...

MORE TECH NEWS

WikiLeaks exposes CIA hacking

LONDON: The CIA can turn your TV into a listening device, bypass popular encryption apps, and possibly control your car, according to a trove...

India based Ola to invest $100 million in scooter-sharing startup Vogo

NEW DELHI: India’s biggest ride-hailing company and a major Uber competitor in the country, Ola has announced to invest a staggering $100...

No to investment in gambling and sex, says China

SHANGHAI: A recent crackdown by China on overseas investments has been assumed to be mainly focused on high-profile acquisitions of things like hotels and...

Alphabet posts strong revenue growth

NEW YORK: Google parent Alphabet Inc posted fourth-quarter profit below analysts' estimates on Thursday, hurt by a higher tax rate, but analysts cheered the...

Air freshener gets smart with an app

LONDON: Home may be where the heart is, but it is most certainly where the nose is. After all, does anything say “home” quite...

Top 10 Black Friday Deals

NEW YORK: Black Friday has turned into a weekend and deals are in full swing for Saturday. The sales are on and time is...

SpaceX to send two people to moon in 2018

WASHINGTON: SpaceX is planning to send two private citizens on a flight around the moon next year, a bold mission that will be the first...

Uber to invest more than $60 million in Sao Paulo

SAO PAULO: Ride-hailing service Uber inaugurated a support center in Brazil's biggest city on Tuesday with plans to invest 200 million reais ($62 million)...

Brexit hits London jobs

LONDON: The number of jobs available in the British capital London has dropped by a quarter at a time when businesses are beginnging to...

Tech community to track Trump’s 100-day promises

NEW YORK: Trump made a lot of promises for his first hundred days in office. To hold him accountable, the tech community has launched...